How to Make Roasted Peanuts Taste Better

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Peanuts are not true nuts but a member of the legume family along with peas and beans. These tasty snacks contain loads of vitamin E, B3 and folate. One way to prepare these legumes is to roast them. Add flavor to plain roasted peanuts by soaking the peanuts overnight before preparing them. During a good soak, the peanuts will absorb the liquid, imbuing them with a deeper flavor profile. Raw peanuts contain enzymes that make some people's stomachs ache so be sure to always cook them.

Things You'll Need

  • 4 cups raw peanuts
  • 1 tbsp. sea salt
  • Large pot
  • Baking sheet
  • Oven mitts
  • Glass or plastic containers with lids
  • Pour 4 cups raw peanuts in the shell into a large pot.

  • Sprinkle in 1 tbsp. sea salt and cover the peanuts with water.

  • Place the lid onto the pot and allow the peanuts to soak overnight.

  • Remove the peanuts from the pot, draining them in a colander. The peanut shells will crack easily after brining. Shell the nuts or leave them in their cracked shells for roasting.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Arrange the nuts on flat baking sheets and place them into the heated oven.

  • Roast the nuts for 30 to 35 mintues, turning them once halfway through cooking.

  • Remove the nuts from the oven and allow them to cool for 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Pour the roasted peanuts into a plastic or glass container and secure the lid until you are ready to eat them.

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